Greene County Main Street Revitalization Program has been extremely active with the improvement of Main Street buildings, having assisted in the re-development of over 150 sites since 2003. The County offers technical support and seeks State funding for projects when available.
The first phase of a “Downtown and Waterfront Revitalization Plan” for the Village of Catskill has been completed and focuses on the most critical areas for revitalization efforts. Catskill has enormous potential to become a regional tourism destination, as well as a hub for local activity, if existing restaurants, retail shops, services, boating amenities, public spaces and entertainment activities are complemented by the creation of additional businesses, parks, public amenities and water-related activities created in strategic locations around the village.
The plan was prepared for the Greene County Industrial Development Agency by Elan Planning & Design, a planning and site design firm based in Saratoga Springs, NY.
As part of its Main Street Revitalization Program, the County is working with the Town of Cairo on the creation of its first Main Street Strategy. The Strategy will analyze the physical and business conditions in the Main Street study area, which is the entire Main Street from its connection with Route 23 east to its connection at Route 23 west. Dadras Architects, a nationally-recognized Main Street revitalization firm, is conducting the study with the assistance of the Greene County Economic Development, Tourism and Planning Department.
There are almost 60 businesses and well over 100 buildings in the study area. The Town has appointed a study committee that includes public and private-sector representatives. The Main Street Strategy builds on the success of the County’s Main Street Revitalization façade program, and the Cairo-Tannersville New York Main Street grant that has provided additional funding for projects in Cairo, including the transformation of the Kaaterskill Engineering building.
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